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Loved Like a Milkshake - A Tribute to Wesley Willis

by Various

Published November 21, 2003
Topics Alternative


* Behind the Tribute *
It is with GREAT pleasure that I present to you this collection of Wesley Willis covers. For many, this has been a long trip completed within a short period of time. Each contributing artist was given the task of taking their Wesley track of choice and putting a whole new spin to it! The goal now (as it has always been) was to honor Wesley by showing the world that people from different musical backgrounds listen to his music and words.

I'm confident and proud in the work that each of the artists have done. Many were careful to mold their track just right as they wanted to do something that wouldn't disgrace the Wesley name. And it is my firm opinion, that each artist has succeeded in doing this.

"Thanks" deserve to go all around. First off, thanks to Wesley; he was one cool dude that broke new ground in rock n roll, punk, and music in general! Next, thanks to the heart and soul of this project: the artists; mad props go out to them because without them, there wouldn't be this tribute album. Then there's Tom Gordon and Loren Hill; Loren was essential in referring many of the bands, and Tom not only recorded quite a number of the contributors, but he also mastered the tracks. Of course, the Internet Archive can't be forgotten either: they were kind enough to host all the MP3 files! Finally, thanks go out to all the people who helped out in other ways: creating buddy icons, flyers, spreading the word, and more.

Now, sit back, click on an MP3, and enjoy the tunes!

Thanks,
Hiji
aka
M-Halo


1 - Blood, Guts and Firetrucks
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - Cut the Mullet
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - Rock n Roll McDonalds
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - Fuck You
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - Eat at Joe's
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - I'm Slimming Down
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
7 - I Smoke Weed
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
8 - Suck a Cheetah's Dick
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
9 - I Whipped Mighty Thor's Ass
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
10 - Arnold Schwarzenegger
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
11 - Fuck With Me and Find Out
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
12 - They Threw Me Out of Church
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
13 - Outburst
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
14 - Vampire Bat
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
15 - Alanis Morissette
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
16 - The Chicken Cow
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
17 - Jesus is the Answer
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
18 - Stealth Bomber
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Source http://www.wesleytribute.org
Run time 1:00:18
Label / Recorded by Various

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]

Reviews

Reviewer: Richard Fux - - May 29, 2010
Subject: Love This Album
If you like Wesley Willis, this is a must have. Nice variety of music styles, some fantastic covers, and even the less-than-great ones are fun. I dare you to listen to "Suck a Cheetah's Ass" or "I Smoke Weed" on your headphones in public and try not to laugh so hard that people give you funny looks.
Reviewer: yenbig - - December 8, 2006
Subject: excellence documented
do u think that guy in haggis rising is scottish?
anyways that track and all the others are gracing the streets of GLASGOW at excessve volumes.(in my car)

alanis mo...what?

i smoke....oh all too good...and all free

good work ,thanx to all involved on turning a shit year into sumfin memorable and worthwhile
Reviewer: RoaR3000 - - October 14, 2006
Subject: Rawk Over Cover Bands!;-)~...
...I haven't even listened to all of this yet,but i am pretty fermiliar with Wes over the past 10yrs,and also fermiliar with those who don't understand him,and those who really truely cared for the man...And most of these bands on here,are people wesley him self admires,or has written songs about...But my main point of writing here,Is i just wonder if some of you may be a lil thickheaded...I mean,WHY else would you ask that a TRIBUTE ALBUM,contain...The origional music???...???...Have you EVER heard a TRIBUTE album,with the origional artist featured on it?!!?!??!...LMFAO
Reviewer: legalize it - - November 30, 2005
Subject: Not bad
To be honest I had never heard of Wesley Willis, I just listened to this album out of curiosity and really liked most of the songs. Obviosly I can't judge by the original stuff.
Reviewer: SPH - - November 4, 2005
Subject: AWESOME
This was simply amazing. An excellent tribute to the late great Wesley Willis!

The CD starts with a smashing Scottish Punk cover, and never lets the listener down, with other fantastic covers ranging from Rockabilly to Hardcore to Emo and Punk.

Add this CD to your collection if you haven't already!


ROCK OVER LONDON, ROCK ON CHICAGO!
Reviewer: 800 lbs - - September 23, 2005
Subject: Crap
allthought it was a good idea, this CD kinda sucked. it would have been better if they didn't change the lyrics. well, it would have been better if it was just Wesley singing it.
Reviewer: zt - - September 19, 2005
Subject: Rock music will always look out for you
but don't let your torture profanity demons shoot it down.
Reviewer: zt - - September 19, 2005
Subject: Rock music will always look out for you
but don't let your torture profanity demons shoot it down.
Reviewer: Coonetta - - May 13, 2005
Subject: A Tribute to Wesley Willis
Honestly, The tribute album was kind of crappy in comparison to the original. The bands did not get very creative musically. Too many slow country songs. Not impressed....I would not recommend buying this album, unless it is the original Wesley Willis singing and playing.
Reviewer: DonericW - - April 4, 2005
Subject: This CD rocks Saddam Hussein's Ass to Russia
This is a rocking CD. It whips a mule's ass. Wesley Willis was a rock star to the max. The Bassturd song is really great, so are the vast majority of the others.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
You can't kill rock music. Rock music will never die. Don't try to shatter it. Don't even try, you're gonna lose.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

One of the best CDs I've come across in a while, and it was free.

Internet archive - open source audio
Reviewer: Sikamikanico - - March 2, 2005
Subject: absolutely k3wl :-)
This is really good stuff. Was my first download of mp3's on this archive. I wish there will be more musicians to join this thing.

Never heard about Wesley Willis before. But the songs made me to know more about this man.(?) (hope you all know what i mean) And I started to search and after I loved all the differen tunes I now know more. The person who is all behind this songs.

I hope you can find out too and enjoy as much as I did. And still do.

KEEP ON ROCKIN' Wesley
Reviewer: subminimal7 - - November 11, 2004
Subject: Seems like a good example
of what this whole operation is about. I heard W.W. a long time ago and was intrigued. Now I see that his genius was lyrical, and these musicians have really fleshed this stuff out. Thank you!
Reviewer: GeesLiquid - - August 25, 2004
Subject: This recording rocks
I just came across this recording, I think it was an editors pick - I have'nt even listened to the whole cd and I LOVE IT!!! I wish I had heard this years ago. I recommend this to anyone!!!
Reviewer: instatone - - August 10, 2004
Subject: Wesley is my hero
This proves what we all knew already, that the open audio movement is here to stay. Congratulations for all these bands hard work and to everyone else who worked so hard and diligently to put this outwhat a ridiculously fantastic album. May creativity never die.

On the critical note - I noticed there wasn't a lot of real raw no frills indie minimal songs on there, which are my favorite as well as our pal's Wesley I would imagine?
Reviewer: SeBastard - - July 18, 2004
Subject: "Loved Like a Milkshake" The Homage Willis Deserves
I'll keep this short: This album woops a camel's ass with a belt. Sure, it isn't made by THE MAN himself, so I could never hold it to THOSE standards, but it still whoops a donkey's butt with a rubber hose. The Variety of styles is the strongest point, some songs are merely okay while a good number really rock it to Russia.
Reviewer: Misanthropissed - - July 1, 2004
Subject: R.i.p. forever, Mister Willis
Certainly one of my favorite oddities of the internet from years ago, Wesley Willis has never failed to put a corrupted smile on my face when I hear his music. He is one frustrated guy, and I do believe that anyone and everyone will get some type of message out of his inspirational music. Sometimes, life just doesn't have to make sense to be great.
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